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Bustamante, Heidi Margarita Senior Instructor

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Research

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  • The primary research expertise lies within studying the different assessment techniques and in-class tools and activities and how this can enhance and improve student learning in the sciences. In the past several years studies have been done in collaboration with other faculty in the Integrative Physiology department with regard to student retention and the process of learning difficult science topics. These studies looked at the effectiveness of various in-class tools like worksheet activities, iClicker questions, and discussion questions. Learning gains were measured using pre/post testing and analyzed using appropriate statistical analysis. Currently, work on this topic continues but has been expanded to include the introduction of case-studies across several of our courses.

Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 2910 - Practicum in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Offers practical experience in organized situations with direct supervision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 3010 - Teaching in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Provides an opportunity to assist in teaching specific laboratory sections in IPHY under direct faculty supervision. Students must make arrangements with the faculty member responsible for the course in which they plan to assist. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 3400 - Nutrition for IPHY Majors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the science of nutrition, reviewing the basic anatomy, physiology and chemistry of nutrition. Concepts will focus on what the body needs for proper nutrition, how they are obtained, absorbed and processed by the body. Studies will expand to include the following: diet types, nutrition during life stages (i.e. pregnancy), different disease states and real world applications. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 3410. Degree credit not granted for this course and IPHY 2420.
  • IPHY 3410 - Human Anatomy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Explores the cells, tissues, and organs that compose the different anatomical systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, urinary and reproductive. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of general biology (lecture + lab).
  • IPHY 3430 - Human Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Introduces the physiology of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, immune, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems. Department enforced requisites: one year: one year of general biology (lecture and lab). Recommended: IPHY 3415. Degree credit not granted for this course and IPHY 3470.
  • IPHY 3480 - Human Physiology 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Focuses on the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. The second semester of a two-semester sequence for IPHY and NRSC majors. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab); IPHY 3410. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 3415, and recommended corequisite: IPHY 3435.
  • IPHY 4010 - Seminar in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces a small group of students to current research topics in integrative physiology, evaluation of current research and discussion of critical issues. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours when topics vary. Department enforced prerequisite: IPHY 2800 or equivalent.
  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.

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